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17th November 2007

Nothing much to report today, the woods were very quiet. I did manage to see or hear some Redpolls at Coppice Pond and at the Racecourse Plantation.

The Mute Swan remains at Coppice Pond, though there was no sign of any Goosander, Tufted Ducks or Little Grebe.

3rd November 2007

I spent a couple of hours walking around the estate grounds counting birds for the BTO bird atlas. November isn't usually a great month to bird watch in St.Ives, however, I did find several parties of Siskin and Coppice Pond was very busy.

Coppice Pond
The Mute Swan remains, at least 10 Coot were present, as were 7 Moorhen.
The Black-headed Gull count reached over 50. Mallards numbers were high but Canada Geese numbers were low, with only 6 being seen.
A small flock of Siskins were in the Alders around the waters edge. A large flock of Long-tailed Tits contained few other species.

Racecourse Plantation
Another Tit flock contained all the common species, Blue, Coal, Great and Long-tailed.
More Siskins were heard.

Cuckoo Nest Wood
I heard just two Nuthatches throughout.